Johnny Boychuk Takes Skate To Left Eye

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Islanders defenseman Johnny Boychuk left Tuesday night's game after he was hit in the face by the skate of Montreal's Artturi Lehkonen.

Both players were in front of the New York net when Lehkonen was tripped by Semyon Varlamo and fell forward, causing his legs to kick back and his right skate to connect with Boychuk's face as he looked downward.

Boychuk updated everyone on the severity of the cut tweeting that he can see out of his left eye and just needed stitches.




Gallagher got the Canadiens on the scoreboard as he deflected a shot by Ben Chiarot from the left circle up over Greiss’ shoulder for his 22nd with 6:29 to go.

Petry doubled Montreal’s lead 2:12 later as he beat Greiss with shot fro above the left circle. It was Petry’s 11th of the season and gave him one in two straight games.

Hudon made it 3-0 when he got the puck near the middle of the blue line, skated up to the left and fired a shot off the left post and in with 1:26 left in the opening period. Montreal took the lead with three goals in a 5:03 span late in the first period.

Trailing 4-0, Anders Lee appeared to get the Islanders on the scoreboard 17 seconds into the third as Andy Greene sent the puck at the net from the left side and it deflected off Lee’s skate and in. However, the officials reviewed the play and disallowed the goal, ruling Lee made a distinct kicking motion.

Josh Bailey then stole the puck from Price behind the net, and passed in front to Nelson, who put it into the open goal for his 24th at 6:14. It ended a scoreless drought of 153:03 for the Islanders, who last scored in the first period at St. Louis on Thursday before being shut out at home against Boston on Saturday.

Weal pushed the Canadiens’ lead to 5-1 with his eighth with 4 1/2 minutes left, and Pulock pulled the Islanders back within three on a power-play goal less than a minute later.

Armia then sealed the win with an empty-netter with 2:50 to go in the 3rd.

The Montreal Canadiens defeated the New York Islanders 6-2.



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